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Operational Service Medal, Afghanistan, with Afghanistan clasp, miniature
[GB405]
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Operational Service Medal, Afghanistan, with Afghanistan clasp, miniature
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Miniature circular silvered bronze medal with ornate scroll and ribbon bar suspension; the face with the crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the St. Edward crown, circumscribed ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID. DEF’ (Elizabeth II by the Grace of God Queen, Defender of the Faith); the reverse with a four-pointed faceted star imposed on decussate crossed points representing the points of the compass and creating the effect of the Union flag within a ring inscribed ‘FOR OPERATIONAL SERVICE’, the points each impaling a coronets - Royal (above left), Naval (above right), Army (lower left) and Air Force (lower right); height 31.24mm (1.23 inches), diameter 18.6mm (0.73 inch); slight loss of silvering on the lower right rim of the face; on original ribbon with ‘AFGHANISTAN’ clasp with a pebbled ground and thus awarded since 2005. The Medal was instituted on 1 January 2000 and replaced the General Service Medal, to be awarded for campaigns where a separate medal is not awarded. The medal with the Afghanistan ribbon and clasp is awarded for service in that country since 11 September 2001.

 
Operational Service Medal, Afghanistan, with Afghanistan clasp, miniature
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Operational Service Medal, Afghanistan, with Afghanistan clasp, miniature
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Operational Service Medal, Afghanistan, with Afghanistan clasp, miniature
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Operational Service Medal, Afghanistan, with Afghanistan clasp, miniature
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Operational Service Medal, Afghanistan, with Afghanistan clasp, miniature
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Operational Service Medal, Afghanistan, with Afghanistan clasp, miniature
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